Perhaps the strongest winds of 2019, if not recent years, revved up shortly after midnight and along with pockets of downpours, this first significant storm of the season made its way out of town around 5 a.m.. That said, gusts persist upwards of 40 mph under brightening skies which of course create perfect conditions for drying out fairways and greens with speed and efficiency. As of 7:22 a.m., Orleans is reporting 1399 outages as Eastham weighs in at 232. There are no glaring reports nor were there signs of any widespread tree damage during my quick sample this morning but I will plan on circling back in a few hours with better detail.
Here in real time [8:57 a.m.] having located a signal in our 17th century village, the sun is blazing and gusts are still flirting with 40 mph though all of the weather related issues I’ve seen thus far are downed nuisance branches.
Currently, outages in Orleans stand at 2559 and Eastham has bumped up to 425 each no doubt based on prescribed terminations for repairs.